Introduction to Marketing (N1067)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

This course explores various aspects of the Marketing process, including environmental scanning (including strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threat analysis, competitor analysis, etc), strategic development options, Marketing Mix (traditional and new media), Customer Relationship Management, Sales management and Supplier Management.

Through case study analysis and practical application, this course will enable you to develop an appreciation of the practical applications of various marketing concepts and techniques, and to critically evaluate and select strategic and operational options available to marketing decision-makers to build a sustainable competitive position.

The objective of the course is to provide you with a clear and comprehensive understanding of the key foundational principles of marketing.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: